MICHAEL L. PUKLICH, CPA-CFP

EDUCATION:

High school Diploma- Bismarck High, North Dakota
Storekeepers School- U.S Navy- San Diego, California
BSBA Degree- Accounting Major- UND- North Dakota
Masters of Science- Accounting Major- UND- North Dakota
Attained Certified Financial Planner designation
Various Seminars (an average of 40 to 60 hours per year) for the Past 30 plus years.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

- Farm Labor- Grade School Years 
- Food & General Store- High School Years 
- U.S Navy- Storekeeper- Patrolled the waters off Sumatra during the Indonesian Revolt and off the coast of Quamoy- Matsu during the Communist Chinese Bombardment. 
- Self-employed trucker 
- Counselor- University of N.D 
- Assistant Head Resident – University of N.D. 
- Bookkeeper at Mandel Furs- Grand Forks, N.D.-During college years 
- Matherson & CO, CPA- Staff Accountant- Grand Forks, N.D.-During college years. 
- Self Employed Accountant- Rugby, ND. 
- North Dakota Tax Department- Director Sales & Use Tax- Restructured the sales and use 
- Tax Division and its systems to make it one of the best run Tax Department in the U.S..The restructuring allowed both of our two current North Dakota U.S Senators to become elected after serving as Tax Commissioner. 
- N.D Office of Economic Opportunity – Director- Restructured the Departments delivery service system and its operation.
- Eide- Bailly LLB, formerly known as Eide Helmeke & Co.- Staff Accountant- Fargo, North Dakota. 
- Bismarck State College- part time Accounting instructor 
- Puklich & Eckroth, P.C- President and major owner of an accounting firm with billings going from $4000 the first year to over $600000 within six years. 
- Independent Contractor- Financial Planner & Investment Advisory Services- 1991 to present. 
- Independent Contractor- Realtor/Broker- 1998 to present 
- Puklich P.C-President and owner of CPA Accounting Firm-2008 to Present

In addition to the various work experiences, I was a major owner in a Chevrolet car dealership, “Puklich Chervorlet Inc”; Sea-Ray and other boats dealership, “ Bis-Man Sport and marine”; Restaurant business,“Back Door”; Clothing and other Items with logos, “Capsco”; Farming ; and new Home Construction; “all in North Dakota”

These other experiences allowed me to understand what it means to be a owner and run a business.

PROFESSIONAL, CIVIC, RELIGIOUS & POLITICAL AFFILIATIONS:

ND Society of Public Accoutant – Past President 
National Society of Public Accounts- Past Director 
MN Society of Certified Public Accounts-Member 
National Society of Certified Public Accountants-Member 
Veterans of Foreign wars- Life Member 
American Legion Club- Member 
Elks Club- Member 
Knights of Columbus – 3rd & 4th degree- member 
Church of corpus Christi- Past President, & usher. 
ND Young Democrats-past president 
Bismarck Jaycees- past president 
Saint Marys Central High School- past Board of Directors.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS:

U.S. Jaycees President Award Of Leadership 
Outstanding Young Democrat of the United States. 
Outstanding Boss of the year. 
Financial Planner & Plan Leader from IDS, now known as Ameriprise-1991 
Various other recognitions for serving on Public Boards and Committees.